DATES and ACTIONS:
•Through February 8: Sign Up to Bring a Non-Perishable Food Item to Benefit Valentines for Veterans here
•February 9: Board of Education Meeting at 7 p.m. in Young Auditorium. View Agenda here.
•February 10: Assembling Meal Kits for Veterans, South School, 3:15-4:15
•February 16: Half-Day for Students. School Improvement Day
•February 17: No School | Next Opportunity for Parent-Teacher Conferences
•February 20: No School | Presidents Day
•Report Cards Available on Friday: Check Family Access accounts after 3 p.m. on February 10 to access report cards
•Please consider donating to the Glencoe PTO. Donor contributions allow the PTO to provide support for initiatives both within the classroom walls and beyond. Donations can be made here. For more information on the PTO and its impact, view this video.
NEED TO REPORT an ABSENCE? Click here to see the school forms.
Half-Day for Students on 2/16 and No Student Attendance on 2/17
Students will attend school for a half-day on February 16th. Our teachers will be engaged in professional development experiences for the afternoon session.
School Dismissal Times:
South School dismisses at 11:30 am
West School dismisses at 11:45 am
Central School dismisses at 11:30 am
The buses will do the routes to home at these dismissal times.
Join Us: Securing a Safe Space to Learn
Dr. Catherine Wang and Lieutenant Paczosa, Glencoe Public Safety, will co-present updates on safety protocols and future enhancements on Wednesday, February 22 @ 6:30 pm. As part of the webinar, a representative from Be SMART will share information about their program that is dedicated to raising awareness about secure gun storage. Register for the event here.
Help Shape Glencoe’s Future
The Village of Glencoe has started the process of updating its comprehensive plan (which was last done in 1996!). This plan, titled All In, Glencoe will provide a guide to coordinated, long-range growth and development through goals, policies and projects that implement our community’s vision for the future. View the Ideas Wall and Comment Map on the project website allinglencoe.org to read all ideas shared so far, and then add your own.
The Village is looking forward to offering an in-person opportunity to engage with the community on this project in March! Look for more information on a special event for all ages in the coming weeks, and be sure to subscribe to receive project updates.
A Resource for Parent Teacher Conferences
Our next opportunity for parent teacher conferences will be on Friday, February 17. Specific information will be coming out from each school regarding timing and sign up. This podcast is a wonderful parent resource that provides guidance on how to effectively collaborate with your child’s teacher to reach the desired outcome for your child.
Valentine Meals for Veterans
Beginning this month, we offer a service opportunity to all District 35 families to donate non-perishable food items to make Valentine Meal Kits for Veterans at the Midwest Veterans Closet. This food drive is hosted in partnership with Gratitude Generation, who will be adding sweet treats to each kit. Bins will be available at all three school buildings. Help us reach our goal of 100 meal kits. Click here to sign up for a non-perishable item.
5 Reasons Why You Should be Using A Reusable Bag Whether you’re shopping for groceries or sending something with your child to school, using a reusable bag is an eco-friendly choice: 1) Decreases pollution 2) Conserves resources by using less new materials 3) Reduces waste going to landfills 4) Saves money 5) Strength to hold more. Bonus: they can promote your favorite theme and look great too.
Picking Up Food Items at School Buildings
We ask for your help when picking up a previously-ordered hot lunch for a child who is absent. Please notify the front office that you will be picking it up by 10 a.m. and pick up the lunch by 1 p.m. This structure is being put into place out of courtesy for our school staff and in accordance with food safety practices.
Upcoming Family Action Network Events
Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom Gun Safety in Our Communities, featuring Shannon Watts, Pastor Brenda Mitchell, and Heidi Stevens.Click here for more details and to register for this online event.
Bread Bag Tag Recycling Program
District 35 is pleased to partner with the Village Sustainability Task Force and SCARCE to support Danielle Cares for Chairs. The goal is to collect 1 million bread tags this year across our region. Danielle’s foundation collects the tags and turns them into a recycling company for funds that support mobility devices for those in need.
Add the Bread Tag Recycling Program label that was sent home to a jar and collect the bread tags all year. We will share reminders about turning in collected bread tags later this year. Thank you for your support!
Online Absence Forms
Did you know you have the option to report your student’s absence via an online form? Please use the links below to report an absence before 9:00AM.
- South School Absence Form
- West School Absence Form
- Central School Absence Form
Absences can also still be reported via the absence call line if preferred to the online form.
We thank our parents for partnering with us as we reset visitor procedures in the schools. Please note the following updated procedures in place in each school beginning on Thursday, August 25, 2022. We ask that all visitors:
1. enter via the main entrance, buzz at the door, wait to be greeted by a staff member over the intercom, confirm your appointment/meeting
2. if you have a confirmed appointment, please be ready with your license so we may screen with our visitor system
3. please wear your visitor lanyard at all times while in the school for a pre-scheduled appointment
4. return to the main office, return your lanyard, collect your license, and exit via the main entrance
If you are simply dropping a lunch or item for your child, please do so in the vestibule. School staff will be monitoring for items throughout the day and ensure items are brought in for your child.
Our commitment to student safety is unwavering as we embark upon the 2022-23 school year. Thank you for working with our school teams as we implement these new procedures.
Our district is a member of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. We share resources with 17 other school districts in our region so that we can provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. Through TrueNorth, our students can access academic and behavior support, and our staff can engage in high-quality professional learning that impacts student growth here in District 35. TrueNorth (formerly NSSED, or Northern Suburban Special Education District), is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. Please visit truenorth804.org to learn more about the cooperative and watch an introduction video.